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Outside editorial: Obama tinkers with failed Islamic State strategy

...desperately need."We don't need the training. We have no time; we need to act now," says one retired Iraqi army officer with close connections to tribal leaders. "When it takes so long, it will be really hard to take back the territory...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-22/obama-tinkers-failed-islamic-state-st
Opinion
Rival forces fight over key sites in Burundi's capital

...national broadcaster RTNB exchanged fire with forces believed to support Maj. Gen. Godefroid Niyombare, the senior army officer leading the coup attempt.The RTNB building and its surroundings were under attack for about 25 minutes, presidential...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-15/rival-forces-fight-over-key-sites-bur
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Scores more women, girls freed in Nigeria from Boko Haram

...women fought their rescuers fiercely.A community leader from the area of northeast Nigeria said Thursday that a senior army officer who was at the scene described the women opening fire on shocked troops in the village of Nbita a week ago, with Boko...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-01/scores-more-women-girls-freed-nigeria
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Five US troops killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan

...under attack from the Taliban and called in air support, he said."Unfortunately five NATO soldiers and one Afghan army officer were killed mistakenly by NATO airstrike," Rooghlawanay said.There was no way to independently confirm Rooghlawanay's...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-11/five-us-troops-killed-friendly-fire-a
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Rwandan leader accused in South Africa killing of ex-spy chief

...inevitably lead to another genocide of minority Tutsis.Karegeya and Nyamwasa were among four top former Rwandan Tutsi army officers who formed an opposition party in exile in 2010. The following year, they were sentenced in absentia to long jail...

http://juneauempire.com/michelle-faul/2014-01-03/rwandan-leader-accused-south-af
'Forever grateful': Saved mall goers thank police

...Among the six Kenyan troops killed, three were first-responder police officers accidentally gunned down by Kenyan army officers in the chaos after the attack, police officials said.Kenyan officials have been eager to declare the situation under...

http://juneauempire.com/adam-schreck/2013-09-26/forever-grateful-saved-mall-goer
Alaska's Stryker Brigade halfway through its Iraq mission

...has been the 172nd's top priority. Shields said they have set up police academies and training programs for Iraqi army officers and soldiers that include everything from marksmanship and medical training to leadership courses. Shields said it...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051606/sta_20060516017.shtml
News
Bush's choice is a worthy break in tradition

...first Air Force officer to lead the Joint Chiefs in more than 10 years, during which time the post has been filled by Army officers. Pace's appointment is even more of a break with tradition, as there has never been a Marine in charge of the Joint...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/083001/opE_edboard.shtml
Opinion
Recognitions

...Ky. The four-week course is a leadership internship for cadets that can lead to the ultimate goal of becoming an Army officer. Criddle is a student at Utah State University, Logan, and is the son of Keith R. and Tamara R. Criddle...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101710/nei_721837050.shtml
Neighbors
Guard cartoon misguided

...or what he supposes are the views of Mr. Bush? And what is the point of comparing the record of a career Regular Army officer and a Guardsman? And whatever your party, why insult the 174,000 Reserve and National Guard troops on active duty...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100703/let_doonesbury.shtml
Opinion

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